So many obvious echoes it felt lazy: the trash compactor scene in Star Wars, the closing door into the fortress in Krull, the minotaur looks like Tim Curry's Darkness from Legend, the infantry's HOO! HOO! HOO! like the 300 Spartans, Perseus flying down Chronos' throat to hit the exhaust port and blow up the Death Star, and Bill Nighy's performance as Hephaestus reminded her of his performance as Davy Jones in the Pirates films.
In not an echo but a huh?: since when does it make sense for Zeus to be an analog of Christ, down to forgiving and (nearly) dying and being reborn?
The only part I had even mild fun was, after the demonic giant supernatural killing things swept through the human army, was watching the deus ex machina of a revived Zeus with his no-longer-estranged-and-now-buddies-agai
The venue was, as usual, a nice place to see a film. We just chose poorly.
* Prometheus - Ridley Scott's semi-prequel to Alien. Looks gorgeous. June 8.
* Avengers - 4 May.
* Dark Shadows - Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins. A vampire coping with disco. 11 May.
* The Hobbit - 14 December.